Susan Cartsonis
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles (BA)
New York University (MFA)

Susan Cartsonis is an American film producer and the president of Storefront Pictures. She produced Firelight, Where the Heart Is, What Women Want, Aquamarine, Beastly, and Carrie Pilby, and was the executive producer of The Mistress of Spices and No Reservations. In 2000, she was named one of the top five grossing producers of the year by The Hollywood Reporter.,[1][2] She is President of Wind Dancer Films.[3] She is also Senior Vice President at 20th Century Fox.[4]

Susan is a faculty member within the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA.[5]


She received her MFA in dramatic writing from NYU (1984) and a bachelor of arts in theatre from UCLA.,[6][7]


She was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Credit
1997 Firelight Co-executive producer
2000 Where the Heart Is
Company Man Co-executive producer
What Women Want
2005 The Mistress of Spices Executive producer
2006 Aquamarine
2007 No Reservations Executive producer
2011 Beastly
2015 The DUFF
2016 Carrie Pilby
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Executive producer
2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
2020 Feel the Beat
TBA Cowgirl's Last Ride
Dear Zoe Executive producer
True Spirit
Year Film Role
2018 Just Between Us Special thanks
Rajma Chawal The producers and director wish to thank
2020 Residue Very heartfelt thanks
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Special thanks


Year Title Credit Notes
2015 Invisible Sister Executive producer Television film
2018 Freaky Friday Executive producer Television film
2019 Descendants 3 Executive producer Television film
2020 Upside-Down Magic Executive producer Television film